5. Minnesota keeps it competitive
The Wolverines had a competitive game against Rutgers, despite the final score and I think Minnesota will make Michigan work for a win on Saturday night.
I don’t see J.J. McCarthy kissing his girlfriend in the third quarter at least. Minnesota is well-coached and they are physical. Michigan dominated the last matchup, but Minnesota will find a way to hang around for the first half.
Corey Crooms and Daniel Jackson both have more than 20 receptions this season and Kaliakmanis isn’t a statue like Tanner Morgan was previously. Kaliakmanis won’t run a lot, but he’s got about 100 yards (which includes sacks) and two touchdown runs.
I just have a feeling Minnesota will make a big play or two in the first half. Michigan will lead it will pull away in the second half, but the game will be within two scores at half, sort of like Rutgers.
However, the Wolverines cover the spread once again, although their streak of holding opponents under 10 points might come to an end.
Score: Michigan 34, Minnesota 10.